What attribute of your personality are you most proud of, and how has it impacted your life so far? This could be your creativity, effective leadership, sense of humor, integrity, or anything else you'd like to tell us about. (*) (350 words max)
Exhaustive risk taking and an extreme tolerance to failure are the two attributes of my personality that I am proud of.
Risk taking is the essence of my life. I love to try new things and experiment with my life. As for anyone else, in the beginning, it was my instinct. I learnt to crawl despite the bruises on my knees and elbows.As I grew up, this instinct metamorphosed into an innate attribute, which initiates me to raise the bar for myself. Although, I have failed in many of my pursuits, yet I have dusted my pants and stood back on my feet. I took great risks to be where I am today. For instance-even though I was a Science major, I took Business, Commerce and Organic Chemistry classes at my school's college for no credit. Maybe my decisions sounded insensible at times but I have the courage, to take onus of my decisions. On completion of high school, I felt an urge to study Humanities, thus I joined another school (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING) to pursue the study of Humanities. The success of this transition has lent me the confidence to complete my application to MIT, without any external help.
In fact, my callous attitude to failure is my biggest weapon. My fearless attitude to take risks comes out of the culmination of my passion and faith in my abilities. It is such belief which has egged me on to apply to MIT. In fact I am the first student from my school to do so. My motto- "do before you die" is the sole motivator to my success. Taking risks brings out the hidden potential inside me. While my failures have made me realize my mistakes, and learning from them I resurrect myself, my success has made me realize that "I am worth more than I produce"!